BBA CLE Program Goes on the Road to Offer Tax Idea at St. Joseph’s Health club
With the fall Continuing Legal Education (CLE) season winding down, Brooklyn Bar Association (BBA) CLE Director Amber Evans encourages that the next huge scholastic soiree will have a change of location; rather of event at BBA Head office, 123 Remsen St., panel leaders and participants will trip over to the commodious St. Joseph’s College Gym at 212 Vanderbilt Ave. on Nov. 2.
The timely subject “Tax Pointer: Updates and Audits” will provide 2 MCLE credits and– what might entice some extra guests– there will be parking! (The focus is ours.)
Since tax ramifications permeate simply about every location of the law nowadays, the brief hop to St. Joseph’s will definitely show worthwhile to hear from a faculty made up of lawyer Dewey Golkin, CPA; forensic accountant Mark Gottlieb; and Pat Horan and John Johnson, both of whom are Certified public accountants.
To get all the information– especially those concerning parking– members and visitors can sign up online by emailing [emailprotected], or contact Evans at 718-624-0675 ext. 206. The BBA president is Arthur Aidala, who is capably aided by Executive Director Avery Okin.
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Bay Ridge Attorney Getting Ready for Yearly Atlantic City Seminar
The Bay Ridge Lawyers Association (BRLA), which has a custom of traveling far beyond Vanderbilt Opportunity to hold its CLE sessions, will as soon as again endeavor forth into the fabled precincts of Atlantic City on Jan. 28 and 29, according to President Grace Borrino.
The Atlantic City programs were started through the efforts of Larry DiGiovanna– a previous president of the BRLA and the BBA who, appropriately, heads the association’s Long Term Planning Committee. It’s concurred that the BRLA’s Atlantic City seminars, started numerous years ago, now certify as “long-term.”
Included speakers at the Winter season Workshop, to be held at the Tropicana Atlantic City, will include Hon. Catherine M. DiDomenico, Justice Vincent Del Giudice, Mark Caruso, John A. Bonina Jr. and Mario Romano. Additional details can be obtained by getting in touch with Borrino or browsing the web at www.bayridgelawyers.org.
Worth noting is that the Bay Ridge legal group has been the longest-functioning “local” bar association in the city, now in its 61st year. Throughout that time– even prior to CLE ended up being a demand for practicing lawyers– the BRLA has traveled to many workshop websites, ranging from Poconos resorts to Lake George and consisting of Freeport, Bahamas.
Just this previous week, the BRLA held a really popular CLE session that featured Kings County Surrogate Court Judge Margarita Lopez Torres. Her subject was “An Overview of Post 17-A of the Surrogate Court’s Procedure Act.’
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Aren’t Much better Laws RequiredHad to Safeguard Public and United States Government Sites from Abuse of Drones?
Before the 9/11 attacks, the Bush administration was alerted that Osama bin Laden was preparing an attack somewhere within the US The administration– specifically NSA Director Condoleezza Rice– didn’t think then that some lunatic may hijack a passenger-laden airplane and fly it into a high-rise building.
Rice said later on that the really principle of driving an airplane loaded with 300 people on board into a location like the World Trade Center had not been truly on her radar.
But horrible things took place due to the fact that security individuals failed to hearken the messages provided in earlier movies, such as “Executive Choice” or “Flying force One,” where some terrorist attempts to use a big jet as a bomb.
Obviously, no one from the NSA saw these popular films– or a number of others– in which wrongdoers triedattempted to turn airplanes into bombs to commit mass murders. (Really, had the FBI and CIA been talking with each other instead of zealously hoarding their readily available details, they may have identified the 9/11 plot and very potentially have actually saved 3,000 people, not to mention the hundreds of thousands more killed and injured since, thanks to the unneeded intrusion of Iraq, which generated extensive chaos in the Middle East.)
Now, the imminent risk may extremely well be “toy drones,” which can be gotten in lots of locations for a few hundred dollars. Tens of thousands are out there; one even got into the external perimeter of the Brooklyn Eagle’s Court Street offices recently. Yet it appears that no one in NSA, DOD or CIA has considered the possibility that some troublemaker might load a pound of high explosives onto an easy-to-pilot drone and send it into a high-rise buildinga skyscraper.
Simply this past week, nevertheless, the danger may finally have been viewed by those who rule our respiratory tracts. The FAA stated it was planning to require that brand-new (and old) drones be centrally signed up. They are in a little a panic since it’s prepared for that 700,000 erstwhile aerialists will discover one of these easily weaponized, self-propelled shipment systems under their trees come Christmas.
Several designs of the free-flying aircraft are offered to purchasers– no concerns asked– most significantly in the high end Hammacher Schlemmer brochures.
Why has it taken so long for the FAA to act? There have been injuries as well as a few deaths linkedconnected to drone usage. One suspects that a great deal of money has been invested on stealthy lobbyists in the use of drone makers.
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Even Eagle Aerie Wasn’t Safe from ‘Intrusion’ of Unregistered Drones
There have been many instances of drones hurting individuals, functioning as “peeping toms” and simply being a hassle. As mentioned above, a dramatic case in point involved a drone seen hovering outside the Eagle’s 30th floor head office at 16 Court St.
It made huge news– you can really see just about the entire event with interviews of Eagle staffers Mary Frost and Rick Buttacavoli.
“It was hovering; simply hovering and pointing its electronic camera into our workplaces,” author Frost informed a press reporter, keeping in mind likewise that it was “zooming past some open windows of individuals’ houses, which was extremely freaky.”
Ultimately, the drone’s air travel was linked to research study being broughtperformed by a huge Manhattan actualrealty company that had been fined considerably a number of times for breaching existing– and very inefficient– drone regulations.
Exactly what do other legal representatives believeconsider drones? Next week, “Pro Bono Barrister” will include a guest column by noted trial attorney Marc Dittenhoefer, who will share his thoughts on this timely and, for some, troubling topic.